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  • [Catholic Caucus] Knights of Columbus replace traditional regalia

    08/03/2017 1:56:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 33 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | August 3, 2017 | Kenneth J. Wolfe
    The Knights of Columbus do a lot of good work in the United States, from pro-life and pro-family activities, to charitable endeavors, to providing honor guards for traditional Latin Masses. In fact, there are dozens of councils attached to the TLM. So, it is sad to see the organization's convention this week in Saint Louis, Missouri, turn into a fiasco due to a major change to be imposed on fourth degree Knights, who comprise the top fifth of membership. The Supreme Knight, Carl A. Anderson, announced: "The Board of Directors has decided that the time is right for a modernization...
  • Presidents' Day 2012 (Knights of Columbus TV Commercial)

    02/20/2012 8:00:42 PM PST · by Heart-Rest · 18 replies · 1+ views
    youtube ^ | February 17, 2012 | Knights of Columbus
    A commercial made by the Knights of Columbus which was run earlier today on Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) ===> Link for "Presidents' Day 2012" (Knights of Columbus commercial on youtube)
  • Catholic Caucus: Fatima at 100

    05/19/2017 8:53:58 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    The message of the Virgin Mary to three shepherd children in 1917 points to God as the source of peace in the worldBetween May and October 1917, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared six times to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. Francisco and Jacinta Marto and their cousin, Lucia dos Santos, received Mary’s words with simple trust and faithfully put them into practice. Our Lady’s message was one of prayer, penance and conversion at a time of international crisis, as World War I intensified in Europe and the Bolshevik revolution in Russia loomed on the horizon.During the deadly flu...
  • Catholic Caucus: Celebrating Guadalupe, the Mother of Love

    12/11/2016 5:05:24 PM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies
    Celebrating Guadalupe, the Mother of Love 12/5/2016 The Story of Our Lady Guadalupe The FilmGuadalupe Timeline Read the Nican Mopohua the oldest surviving account of the apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe.A Mission from the Virgin On Saturday, December 9, 1531, while on his way for religious instruction, Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin, an Indian and recent convert to Christianity, heard singing coming from the top of Tepeyac hill. Suddenly, the singing stopped, and a womans voice called out to him: Juantzin, Juan Diegotzin. Ascending the hill, Juan Diego found himself before a beautiful woman adorned in clothing that shone like...
  • Voting for pro-abortion politicians? Theres no excuse, head Knight of Columbus says

    08/03/2016 2:51:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    cna ^ | August 2, 2016
    Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight Carl Anderson speaks with CNA in Rome, June 26, 2014. Credit: Daniel Ibez/CNA. Toronto, Canada, Aug 2, 2016 / 08:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics need to stop voting for pro-abortion politicians, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson told an international gathering of the Knights of Columbus.Pope Francis has emphasized how important it is for Catholics to be engaged in the political process, Anderson said Aug 2. His words regarding the importance of Catholics being faithful citizens are especially important for us.Andersons remarks to the Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus meeting in Toronto reiterated his comments...
  • Catholic Caucus: Unveiling the Beauty of Our Lady of Help

    03/21/2016 5:20:53 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies
    Knights of Columbus ^ | 12/1/2013 | Pietro Zander
    Unveiling the Beauty of Our Lady of Help The Madonna del Soccorso, a revered fresco that is considered the preeminent Marian icon in St. Peters Basilica, is pictured before and after its restoration. (photos by M. Falcioni, Fabbrica di San Pietro) During the Year of Faith, following the February restoration of the Vaticans Madonna of the Column, the Knights of Columbus was proud to support a sister initiative to refurbish the most important and beloved image of Mary in St. Peters Basilica. Situated above the altar of the Gregorian Chapel, the freshly unveiled Madonna del Soccorso (Our Lady of Help)...
  • Why Columbus Sailed - An interview about Christopher Columbus and religious motivations-journey

    10/13/2014 9:59:24 AM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    KnightsofCoumbus.org ^ | 5/24/2014 | Alton Pelowski
    Why Columbus Sailed   5/24/2014   An interview about Christopher Columbus and the religious motivations for his journeyby Alton Pelowski   When the Knights of Columbus was founded 130 years ago, their namesake, Christopher Columbus, was a symbol of the idea that there is no contradiction in being a Catholic and an American. In recent decades, however, Columbus has become a figure of controversy, leaving conflicting opinions about his legacy.In recent decades, however, Columbus has become a figure of controversy, leaving conflicting opinions about his legacy.Carol Delaney, a cultural anthropologist and long-time professor at Stanford University, had little knowledge...
  • The Crimes of Christopher Columbus

    10/11/2004 4:44:09 PM PDT · by Coleus · 120 replies · 21,425+ views
    The Crimes of Christopher Columbus Dinesh D'Souza Multiculturalism is presented by its advocates in the schools and universities as a benign alternative to monoculturalism. Historian Peter Stearns insists that the multicultural debate "is between those who think there are special marvelous features about the Western tradition that students should be exposed to, and others who feel it's much more important for students to have a sense of the way the larger world has developed." This is the unmistakable appeal of multiculturalism: it is obviously better to study many cultures rather than a single culture, to have diverse points of...
  • Knights of Columbus Unveil New Campaign to Aid Middle-East Christians

    07/29/2015 2:40:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    NC Register ^ | July 29, 2015
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. — As Christians continue to face unprecedented persecution — especially in the Middle East — the Knights of Columbus have announced a new campaign to send humanitarian aid and raise awareness about their plight. “Pope Francis has urged the international community to take action to help Christians in the Middle East, and as an organization that has long supported victims of religious persecution, the Knights of Columbus is responding by asking our own members, and the public at large, to help us save the lives of people who are being persecuted simply because of their Christian faith,”...
  • Is Fr. Rosensteel Council hosting Gay Birthday Party in August? [Knights of Columbus]

    06/15/2015 3:38:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Today's Washington Post has an article entitled: "Company declines to provide a DJ for a gay man's party." In this (and I will have more on this in another posting, as I have seen his whining, hypocritical email), talks about a birthday party hosted by a gay couple for another gay man, and how the DJ company said that they would not handle the event. Note that the birthday boy, was the "former partner" of the of the person mentioned below.) In the article, it stated that the party is to be held at the local Knights of Columbus hall....
  • A Maryland DJ has refused to work a birthday party for a gay man...

    06/15/2015 3:36:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 111 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/12/15 | Michelle Boorstein
    First there was the New Mexico wedding photographer. Then there was the Indiana pizza maker. Now there is the Maryland disc jockey. The national debate about how to balance religious conscience protections and gay equality flared in the large, mostly liberal Washington, D.C., suburb of Montgomery County Friday, when Dani Tsakounis tried to help her brother hire Ultrasound Deejays for a party. An owner of the business told Tsakounis he would not provide the DJ because Tsakouniss brother, a Silver Spring therapist, is married to another man and the birthday party they are hosting is for their 60-year-old roommate, who...
  • The History Of The Knights of Columbus In World War I

    05/24/2015 6:11:16 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies
    The Story of the American Expeditionary Forces THE HISTORY OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS IN WORLD WAR I Welcoming Sign at Knights of Columbus Hut Father Duval, DSC KOC & 104th Inf. "Everyone Welcome, Everything Free" was the motto of the Knights of Columbus clubhouses which sprung up in Doughboy training camps, in major U.S. cities and wherever a Doughboy could be found. Manned by K of C secretaries who were affectionately known as "Caseys" the clubhouses provided recreation and a few of the amenities of home to any serviceman regardless of race or religion. And to Catholic...
  • Knights of Columbus Council Reverses Course, Agrees to Host Same-Sex Wedding Reception

    01/02/2015 1:08:49 PM PST · by marshmallow · 45 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | 1/2/15 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Details:Back in September, Alexandria Marie Shields and Taylor Butcher booked the Knights of Columbus hall in Madison, Indiana for the reception that will follow their upcoming wedding ceremony. On Monday, Knights of Columbus Council 934 called the couple to tell them it was refunding their deposit as they do not agree with same-sex unions. Wednesday evening, the council reversed course and has agreed to let them have the facility. In a Facebook post Wednesday evening, the Knights of Columbus said it would allow the reception after all. It posted Council 934 regrets that there was some confusion over the hall...
  • (Catholic Caucus) Blessed John Paul II: Champion of Religious Freedom

    07/10/2014 5:47:22 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    Knights of Columbus ^ | April 27, 2011 | Most Reverend William E. Lori, S.T.D.
    Blessed John Paul II: Champion of Religious Freedom Most Reverend William E. Lori, S.T.D. Address at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast Washington, D.C. April 27, 2011IntroductionLadies and gentlemen: On the threshold of a new millennium, we are witnessing an extraordinary global acceleration of that quest for freedom which is one of the great dynamics of human history. This phenomenon is not limited to any one part of the world; nor is it the expression of any single culture. Men and women throughout the world, even when threatened by violence, have taken the risk of freedom, asking to be given a...
  • St. Andr Bessette [his *first* feast day...hooray!]

    01/05/2011 6:48:12 AM PST · by mlizzy · 9 replies
    Brother Andr expressed a saints faith by a lifelong devotion to St. Joseph. Sickness and weakness dogged Andr from birth. He was the eighth of 12 children born to a French Canadian couple near Montreal. Adopted at 12, when both parents had died, he became a farmhand. Various trades followed: shoemaker, baker, blacksmithall failures. He was a factory worker in the United States during the boom times of the Civil War. At 25, he applied for entrance into the Congregation of the Holy Cross. After a years novitiate, he was not admitted because of his weak health. But with an...
  • POPE FRANCIS PROFILED SUNDAY ON FBN

    10/19/2013 3:22:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 17, 2013 | KATE O'HARE
    On Sunday, Oct. 20, a one-hour documentary, "Francis: The Pope From the New World" will air on Fox Business Network at 5 PM ET (live in all time zones). However, FBN had no involvement in the production, which is entirely the work of the Roman Catholic fraternal organization the Knights of Columbus. The group purchased airtime on Sunday during a paid-programming block normally filled by various infomercials.According to a release from the KofC, the special profiles the pope--formerly Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina -- and features interviews, many of them shot in his home country, "with close friends, fellow...
  • Pope Francis asks Knights of Columbus to defend life and 'authentic' marriage

    08/09/2013 8:09:04 PM PDT · by Coleus · 19 replies
    Sentiments Conveyed in Letter of Papal Greeting to Knights’ International Convention Greeting(SAN ANTONIO) – Pope Francis praised the charitable works of the Knights of Columbus and encouraged the organization to defend the sanctity of marriage, the dignity of life, the beauty and truth of human sexuality, and the rights of believers.The pope’s sentiments are contained in a letter of greeting to the Knights’ 131st annual convention, now taking place in San Antonio.The letter, which was sent by Vatican Secretary of State Tarcisio Cardinal Bertone on behalf of Pope Francis, expressed the Pope’s “esteem for the ideals of faith and fraternity...
  • And Now It Begins: Catholic Groups Rise Up to Replace the Boy Scouts

    06/08/2013 7:50:28 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 44 replies
    Seasons of Grace ^ | May 24, 2013 | Kathy Schiffer
    Within twenty-four hours of the Boy Scouts big announcement that they will open the membership to openly gay Scouts, fathers and concerned citizens are stepping up with plans to organize new ways to gather young males around the campfire for marshmallows and song. I thought it would happenbut Im amazed, frankly, that its happening so soon. I was going to tell you about two of the existing boys groups, which have a well-defined mission statement and a history of successful retreats and camp-outs and sporting events. Today I learned about two new groups bursting onto the horizon: groups which are...
  • Vatican Punishes French Priest for Being a Freemason

    05/25/2013 3:31:08 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 86 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/24/13
    A Roman Catholic parish priest at an elite French ski resort has been stripped of his Church functions for refusing to renounce Freemasonry. Father Pascal Vesin was ordered by his bishop to cease his work in the Alpine resort of Megeve, the parish said. Bishop Yves Boivineau had warned Fr Vesin about his "active membership" of the Grand Orient de France lodge. Freemasonry has been condemned as anti-Christian and anti-clerical by various popes through history. Bishop Boivineau ordered the priest to cease his functions "at Rome's request", the parish said. In March, the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the...
  • Saving Jesus in Montana

    07/20/2012 12:15:13 AM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies
    Columbia Magazine ^ | 1/27/2012 | Brian Dowling
    Saving Jesus in Montana - A statue of Christ in a national forest, Knights argue, is a historic landmark, not a constitutional problem Big Mountain Jesus, a statue placed in 1954 to honor World War II veterans, has recently been challenged as unconstitutional. On an overcast day at the Whitefish Mountain Resort in northwestern Montana, a horizontal wall of clouds meets Big Mountain near the top of a chairlift, next to a life-size statue of Jesus. The statue stands with outstretched arms, blessing the Flathead Valley that spreads for miles below. A large question undergirds the debate on whether a religious...